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Can You Name The US States and Their Capitals?

No matter where you exist in the world, it is a relatively well-known fact that the United States is comprised of 50 separate states, all living together under the political rule of one federal district. Nevertheless, these 50 states each have their own unique histories, stories, people, cultures, and more, which can make them all very hard to keep up with. Do you think you'll be able to name these US states and their capital cities? If you're ready, start the quiz now.

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Can You Name This State?

South Dakota

California

Arizona

Alabama

California
California, a western U.S. state, stretches from the Mexican border along the Pacific for nearly 900 miles. Its terrain includes cliff-lined beaches, redwood forest, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Central Valley farmland and the Mojave Desert.

Name The Capital Of California!

Sacramento

Los Angeles

Santa Ana

San Diego

Sacramento
The influence of the Spanish settlers of the 18th and 19th centuries is evident in California’s architecture and place-names. The capital is Sacramento. California.

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Tennessee

Colorado

Delaware

South Carolina

South Carolina
South Carolina is a southeastern U.S. state known for its shoreline of subtropical beaches and marshlike sea islands. Coastal Charleston is a historic city, defined by pastel-colored houses, Old South plantations and Fort Sumter, where the Civil War’s opening shots were fired.

Name The Capital Of South Carolina!

Columbia

Mount Pleasant

North Charleston

Charleston

Columbia
Columbia, city, capital of South Carolina, U.S., and seat (1799) of Richland county. It lies in the centre of the state on the east bank of the Congaree River at the confluence of the Broad and Saluda rivers.

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Georgia

Florida

Idaho

Texas

Florida
Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. It has hundreds of miles of beaches. The city of Miami is known for its Latin-American cultural influences and notable arts scene, as well as its nightlife, especially in upscale South Beach.

Name The Capital Of Florida!

Jacksonville

Tampa

Tallahassee

Miami

Tallahassee
Tallahassee was chosen as the capital of American Florida in 1824, primarily because it was the midway point between the two principal cities.

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Kansas

Utah

Indiana

Delaware

Delaware
Delaware, a small Mid-Atlantic U.S. state, sits on a peninsula marked by dune-backed beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware River and Delaware Bay. In Dover, the capital, First State Heritage Park encompasses 18th-century Colonial landmarks like the Georgian-style Old State House.

Name The Capital Of Delaware!

Newark

Dover

Middletown

Wilmington

Dover
Dover, city, capital (1777) of Delaware, U.S., seat of Kent county, in the east-central portion of the state on the St. Jones River. It was laid out in 1717 around an existing county courthouse and jail on the order (1683) of William Penn and was named for the English city.

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Vermont

Maryland

Nevada

Louisiana

Nevada
Nevada is a state in the Western region of the United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast, and Utah to the east.

Name The Capital Of Nevada!

Carson City

Reno

Henderson

Las Vegas

Carson City
The Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, Nevada’s territorial and state capital, has a rich and colorful frontier past. Carson City was founded as a community in 1858, seven years after the first settlement of Eagle Station trading post in 1851. Eagle Valley had been settled by ranchers.

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Mississippi

Virginia

Michigan

Indiana

Indiana
Indiana is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. It is the 38th-largest by area and the 17th-most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th state on December 11, 1816.

Name The Capital Of Indiana!

Evansville

Indianapolis

South Bend

Fort Wayne

Indianapolis
On Dec. 11, 1816, Indiana was formally admitted as the 19th state. Corydon remained the state capital until the government moved to Indianapolis in 1825.

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Montana

Washington

Texas

Nevada

Texas
Texas is a state in the South Central region of the United States. At 268,596 square miles, and with more than 29.1 million residents in 2020, it is the second-largest U.S. state by both area and population.

Name The Capital Of Texas!

Austin

San Antonio

Dallas

Houston

Austin
Austin, city, capital of Texas, U.S., and seat (1840) of Travis county. It is located where the Colorado River crosses the Balcones Escarpment in the south-central part of the state, about 80 miles (130 km) northeast of San Antonio.

Can You Name This State?

New Jersey

North Carolina

West Virginia

Idaho

Idaho
Idaho is a northwestern U.S. state known for mountainous landscapes, and vast swaths of protected wilderness and outdoor recreation areas. The capital, Boise, is set in the Rocky Mountain foothills and is bisected by the Boise River, which is popular for rafting and fishing.

Name The Capital Of Idaho!

Moscow

Boise

Twin Falls

Idaho Falls

Boise
Boise, capital and largest city of Idaho, U.S., and the seat (1864) of Ada county. It lies along the Boise River in the southwestern part of the state.

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Ohio

Oregon

Wisconsin

New York

New York
New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers.

Name The Capital Of New York!

Buffalo

Amsterdam

Albany

Beacon

Albany
Albany, city, capital (1797) of the state of New York, U.S., and seat (1683) of Albany county. It lies along the Hudson River, 143 miles (230 km) north of New York City.

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Iowa

Wyoming

South Carolina

Pennsylvania

Iowa
Iowa, a Midwestern U.S. state, sits between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. It’s known for its landscape of rolling plains and cornfields. Landmarks in the capital, Des Moines, include the gold-domed, 19th-century State Capitol Building, Pappajohn Sculpture Park and the Des Moines Art Center, noted for its contemporary collections.

Name The Capital Of Iowa!

Cedar Rapids

Des Moines

Sioux City

Davenport

Des Moines
Iowa became a state in 1846, with Iowa City still the capital. However, there was a feeling that the seat of government should be near the center of the area. The capital of Iowa was moved to Des Moines in 1857.

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Massachusetts

Hawaii

Rhode Island

Oklahoma

Hawaii
Hawaii is a state in the Western United States, located in the Pacific Ocean about 2,000 miles from the U.S. mainland. It is the only U.S. state outside North America, the only state that is an archipelago, and the only state in the tropics.

Name The Capital Of Hawaii!

Pearl City

Wahiawa

Kahului

Honolulu

Honolulu
Honolulu, capital and principal port of Hawaii, U.S., seat of Honolulu county. A modern city, it extends about 10 miles (16 km) along the southeastern shore of Oahu Island and 4 miles (6 km) inland across a plain into the foothills of the Koolau Range.

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Nebraska

New Jersey

New York

North Dakota

Nebraska
Nebraska is a midwestern U.S. state encompassing the prairies of the Great Plains, the towering dunes of the Sandhills and the panhandle’s dramatic rock formations. Lincoln, the capital and a vibrant university town, is distinguished by its soaring state capitol.

Name The Capital Of Nebraska!

Omaha

Grand Island

Lincoln

Bellevue

Lincoln
Lincoln, city, capital and second largest city of Nebraska, U.S., and seat (1869) of Lancaster county, in the southeastern part of the state, about 60 miles (95 km) southwest of Omaha. Oto and Pawnee Indians were early inhabitants in the area.

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New Mexico

Connecticut

New Hampshire

Washington

Washington
Washington, officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the Western United States. Named for George Washington the first U.S. president the state was formed from the western part of the Washington Territory, which was ceded by the British Empire in 1846, in accordance with the Oregon Treaty in the settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute.

Name The Capital Of Washington!

Seattle

Olympia

Spokane

Tacoma

Olympia
Olympia, city, capital of Washington, U.S., seat (1852) of Thurston county, on Budd Inlet and Capitol Lake (at the south end of Puget Sound), at the mouth of the Deschutes River, 29 miles (47 km) southwest of Tacoma.

Can You Name This State?

Kentucky

Missouri

Connecticut

Nebraska

Connecticut
Connecticut is a U.S. state in southern New England that has a mix of coastal cities and rural areas dotted with small towns. Mystic is famed for its Seaport museum filled with centuries-old ships, and the beluga whale exhibits at Mystic Aquarium.

Name The Capital Of Connecticut!

Waterbury

New Haven

Bridgeport

Hartford

Hartford
It may be said, then, that Hartford has always been the capital of Connecticut, both as a colony and a state. However, New Haven was the capital concurrently with Hartford, from 1701-1874.

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Colorado

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Louisiana

Colorado
Colorado, a western U.S. state, has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and snow-covered Rocky Mountains, which are partly protected by Rocky Mountain National Park. Elsewhere, Mesa Verde National Park features Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings.

Name The Capital Of Colorado!

Fort Collins

Denver

Aurora

Colorado Springs

Denver
Denver, city and county, capital of Colorado, U.S., at the western edge of the Great Plains, just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The city and county were consolidated as a single administrative unit in 1902.

Can You Name This State?

Maine

Oklahoma

Kentucky

West Virginia

West Virginia
West Virginia is an eastern U.S. state in the tree-covered Appalachian Mountains. The town of Harpers Ferry, where the Shenandoah River meets the Potomac River, is the site of a famous Civil War–era raid.Surrounded by a national historical park, the town looks as it did in the 19th century, with many of the buildings open to the public as living-history museums.

Name The Capital Of West Virginia!

Huntington

Parkersburg

Charleston

Parkersburg

Charleston
Charleston, at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha rivers, is West Virginia’s capital city. A riverside complex includes the gold-domed State Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion and the West Virginia State Museum and theater.

Can You Name This State?

Virginia

Iowa

Rhode Island

Illinois

Virginia
Virginia, a southeastern U.S. state, stretches from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, with a long Atlantic coastline. It’s one of the 13 original colonies, with historic landmarks including Monticello, founding father Thomas Jefferson’s iconic Charlottesville plantation.

Name The Capital Of Virginia!

Norfolk

Richmond

Virginia Beach

Chesapeake

Richmond
Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is among America’s oldest major cities. Patrick Henry, a U.S. Founding Father, famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death” at its St. John’s Church in 1775, leading to the Revolutionary War.

Can You Name This State?

Florida

South Carolina

Hawaii

Oklahoma

Oklahoma
Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Texas on the south and west, Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest.

Name The Capital Of Oklahoma!

Tulsa

Broken Arrow

Oklahoma City

Norman

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, city, Canadian, Cleveland, and Oklahoma counties, capital of Oklahoma state, U.S., and seat (1907) of Oklahoma county. It lies along the North Canadian River near the centre of the state, about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Tulsa.

Can You Name This State?

California

Connecticut

Arizona

Vermont

Arizona
Arizona, a southwestern U.S. state, is best known for the Grand Canyon, the mile-deep chasm carved by the Colorado River. Flagstaff, a ponderosa pine covered mountain town, is a major gateway to the Grand Canyon. Other natural sites include Saguaro National Park, protecting cactus-filled Sonoran Desert landscape.

Name The Capital Of Arizona!

Phoenix

Mesa

Tucson

Scottsdale

Phoenix
The capital of Arizona is located at the confluence of the Gila and Salt rivers, about 240 km (150 mi) northwest of Tucson, AZ. Phoenix became the permanent capital of Arizona Territory in 1889.

Can You Name This State?

Alaska

Missouri

Arkansas

Delaware

Missouri
Missouri is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. Ranking 21st in land area, it is bordered by eight states: Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee to the east, Arkansas to the south and Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to the west.

Name The Capital Of Missouri!

Kansas City

Columbia

Springfield

Jefferson City

Jefferson City
Jefferson City, informally Jeff City, is the capital of Missouri. It had a population of 43,228 at the 2020 census, ranking as the 15th most populous city in the state.

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